On December 11, 2017, Lt. Justin Mayton with the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District #1 in Roscoe, Illinois expertly and heroically set out onto the frozen Lake Legend where a man who had gotten stranded when his kayak sunk in an effort to rescue his dog Chewy who had fallen through the ice. Donning a proper ice suit and a rope tied around his waist, Mayton first attended to the man and got him safely onto a new kayak. Mayton then crossed a small patch of ice, where he was able to pull out a very cold and very scared Chewy, who appeared to only have enough energy to get himself out of the water. Luckily, Mayton grabbed hold of the dog and eventually the two were pulled in by the team waiting on shore. Another rescuer tossed a rope to Chewy’s human, who was also pulled to safety.
Harlem-Roscoe firefighters were dispatched to a call on the Legends Lake in Roscoe for a man on the ice trying to rescue his dog that had fallen through thin ice into the lake on Dec. 11, 2017. It seems the dog’s owner found his dog in the water and tried using a kayak on the ice to get to him. About half way out he broke through the ice himself and was now in the water.
via ABC News